Little Wittenham hosts World Pooh Sticks Championships

Competitors are gearing up for the World Pooh Sticks Championships at Little Wittenham in Oxfordshire, made famous by children's author AA Milne

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World Poohsticks championships celebrate 31 years

The Championships is celebrating 31 years Credit: PA

Little Wittenham in Oxfordshire becomes the centre of the Poohsticks world today at the 31st annual championships.

Inspired by AA Milne's much loved children's books, competitors drop a Poohstick into the River Thames, to see which one travels the furthest, fastest.

Many teams compete in fancy dress.

It's a game of great skill and tactics... Credit: PA

As the Championships fall on Mothering Sunday, the organisers will also be presenting a prize to the "Best Fancy Dressed Mum".

The money raised goes towards the RNLI.


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